Study ids alternative to HRT in 800-yr-old decoction

January 26, 2009  
Filed under Women's health

CM NEWS – It’s well known that menopausal women using estrogen replacement therapy are exposed to an increased risk of developing breast cancer. A group of scientists have found hope in an 800-year-old Chinese herbal decoction which has been used in age-related illness of women. The science behind the decoction and the optimal proportion of each herb have been uncovered. Scientists are hopeful the formula might offer alternative to HRT for menopausal women. Read more

Blood test detects ovarian cancer early

February 15, 2008  
Filed under Cancer, Women's health

Reuters – Researchers have developed what they believe is the first blood test that accurately detects ovarian cancer at an early stage. Read more

Acupuncture ‘increases IVF success’ by 65%

February 10, 2008  
Filed under Acupuncture, Women's health

Times – Women who undergo IVF increase their chances of pregnancy if they are also treated with , a new analysis suggests. Read more

Soy boosts bone density in menopausal women

December 27, 2007  
Filed under Aging, Women's health – Increased soy isoflavone consumption from dietary or supplemental sources for six months can boost mineral density in the spine by almost one gram in menopausal women, according to a meta-analysis of 10 randomised controlled trials. Read more

Soy reduces heart disease for women

December 3, 2007  
Filed under Heart health, Women's health

AFP – Older women who eat traditional Japanese soy-based foods on a regular basis face lower risks of heart disease, a doctor who headed a government-sponsored study said. Read more

Thai plant can prevent breast cancer, better than soy

November 17, 2007  
Filed under Cancer, Women's health

/category/womens_health/pueraria.jpgCM NEWS – A phytoestrogen-rich Thai plant is an effective preventative agent against , a new study concludes. Pueraria mirifica (ye ge, ye ge gen, 野葛根 in Chinese medicine) has the potential to “eventually be recommended as a complement to soy having the same purpose but being more effective.” Read more

Period pain hurts? Try Chinese herbs

October 19, 2007  
Filed under Women's health

CM NEWS – Got enough of that terrible period ? Traditional Chinese medicine might offer hope for relief, according to a large scale review on the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine on primary dysmenorhoea. Read more

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